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User Info: transience

transience
1 week ago#21
I don't think there will be a perfect bracket. but then, I don't think 1998 is anything close to a lock.
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transience
1 week ago#22
but what I meant by that comment was that 1985 or 1987 could have been an interesting wrinkle to this contest but is only worth one point. it feels a lot like the division by era.
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LeonhartFour
1 week ago#23
I think someone will get a perfect bracket because it's a small bracket and there probably won't be too many surprises. This assumes nobody interferes with the contest because naturally all bets would be off in that case.
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transience
1 week ago#24
1988

top 5 games: Super Mario Bros. 2, Zelda 2: Adventure of Link, Contra, Metal Gear, Bionic Commando
notable consoles/technology: none
GameFAQs strength: low
historical importance: low
rally potential: low
overall: low

1988's the weak link of the 87-90 NES years. it has a Mario and a Zelda but it's not the ones you'd want. it might have done some damage if it faced a new year with a lot of western games but it drew 1991 which trumps it in every way.

- how much does the Mario and Zelda names mean?
- will fans differentiate between games in a big series like Mario?

1989

top 5 games: Tetris, Mega Man 2, Dragon Warrior, Ninja Gaiden, Super Mario Land
notable consoles/technology: Game Boy, Genesis
GameFAQs strength: low
historical importance: medium
rally potential: low
overall: low

1989 over 1996 is a fun long-shot upset pick. 1989 had a lot of technology hit and the one-two of NES/GB Tetris and Mega Man 2 is kind of big. those are all-time games that would show well in a match pic. if you squeeze those and the game boy into a picture vs. Mario 64 and early PS1 games, that could be fun.

- will ubiquitous games with a lot of historical significance do especially well?
- how will people view the game boy? the NES gets a lot of hype for 1985 - what about the game boy and 1989?
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User Info: transience

transience
1 week ago#25
our vote totals are too small for there to not be any kind of interference. you don't need a mega rally to beat 20-30k votes.
xyzzy

User Info: LeonhartFour

LeonhartFour
1 week ago#26
transience posted...
our vote totals are too small for there to not be any kind of interference. you don't need a mega rally to beat 20-30k votes.


Eh, I guess, although I wonder how much people will care to interfere other than for the sake of their bracket.
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transience
1 week ago#27
they did it for Draven. just saying!
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LeonhartFour
1 week ago#28
Eh, League of Legends is a totally different thing.

2015 is the year to worry about if anything's going to happen.
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Xeybozn
1 week ago#29
LeonhartFour posted...
2015 is the year to worry about if anything's going to happen.

Why 2015? 2016 is the one I'd be more worried about.
Congrats to 2015 Guru champ DpObliVion!

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psaltery
1 week ago#30
Consoles should matter if the voters are reminded of them through match pictures ...
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